View Notification
Click here for more information on the City of Tuscaloosa and COVID-19

City News

City of Tuscaloosa to host Framework Meetings

In light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of public hearings from March-May 2020, the Framework adoption process is being restarted.

In light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of public hearings from March-May 2020, the Framework adoption process is being restarted to accomplish the following:

  • Health and safety for the Commission members, public and staff
  • Re-education and familiarization with the Framework process
  • Integration of necessary changes caused by COVID-19 on land use, housing needs and economy
  • Open and transparent conversations regarding work that has been done 

The City launched Framework to help define a long-term vision for Tuscaloosa by crafting a comprehensive plan as well as update their zoning and land development regulations. This plan will proactively address topics that are important to the community and help guide Tuscaloosa in the years to come.

In an effort to ensure transparency and community involvement, the following special called meetings will be held outside of the regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning Commission monthly meetings. All meetings will begin at 5 p.m. and will end promptly at 7 p.m. if they do not adjourn before. The City will broadcast all public meetings via PEG channel and virtual live-streams. All individuals wishing to observe meetings are encouraged to watch from home to reduce the number of people in the meeting room. Aside from three meetings that are noted as virtual only, all meetings will be held in the City Council Chamber located in City Hall with the aforementioned participation capabilities.
 
Framework meeting dates and subjects are as follows:

Sept. 30, 2020: Special Called Framework Meeting (virtual only)
This one-hour meeting will be virtual only and will cover:

  • Purpose of comprehensive plan
  • Role the Planning and Zoning Commission  (PZC) has in the Comprehensive Plan
    • Role of PZC members on Steering Committee
  • Ethics refresher for PZC members 

Oct. 7, 2020: Special Called Framework Meeting (virtual only)
This meeting will be virtual only and will cover:

  • Purpose of Strategic Development Concept 
  • Purpose of Future Land Use Map 
  • Character types
    • Character overview
    • Purpose
    • Intent  

Oct. 28, 2020: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • North Tuscaloosa and the Lakes Concentration Area
  • Airport Area 

Nov. 19, 2020: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • West Tuscaloosa Concentration Area 

Dec. 7, 2020: Special Called Framework Meeting (virtual only with HPC)
This one-hour meeting will cover:

  • Relationship between Future Land Use character types and zoning
  • What the character types will mean for development
  • HPC’s role 

Dec.14, 2020: Special Called Framework Meeting (Monday)
This meeting will cover:

  • Downtown/University Area Concentration Area 

Jan. 11, 2021: Special Called Framework Meeting (Monday)
This meeting will cover:

  • Eastern Growth Area Concentration Area 

Jan. 27, 2021: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • Alberta Area
  • McFarland Corridor from River to Skyland, I-359 to western edge of Alberta 

Feb. 3, 2021: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • Highway 69 South Corridor Concentration Area
  • Skyland Boulevard Corridor 

Feb. 17, 2021: Special Called Framework Meeting
This meeting will cover:

  • Review changes based on comment at public hearings
  • Adopt

March 3, 2021: Special Called Framework Meeting (if needed)
This meeting will cover:
 

  • Review changes based on comment at public hearings
  • Adopt